Atopic dermatitis influences educational performance

Kristófer Vainer Pálsson, Line Brok Nørreslet, Tove Agner, Niels Erik Ebbehøj


This review investigates the correlation between atopic dermatis and educational performance. Atopic dermatitis (AD) leads to intense itching, affecting sleep and health-related quality of life. AD negatively influences working life and poses a financial burden on society. Information about the impact of AD in childhood/adolescence on school life and the completion of education is sparse and previous studies have not found an association between AD and educational attainment. Recent studies have found AD to be associated with learning disability and decreased educational attainment. Future studies should investigate causality and the effects of optimised treatment.

TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Udgave nummer44
Sider (fra-til)V02220102
StatusUdgivet - 31 okt. 2022


  • Adolescent
  • Humans
  • Dermatitis, Atopic/therapy
  • Quality of Life
  • Pruritus/etiology
  • Severity of Illness Index